The final installment of my series on Vpered publications: six issues of Vpered newspaper + 1 May Day issue from 1915 to 1917. This newspaper was published by Geneva section, led by Lebedev-Polianskii and with support of Lunacharskii who then lived in Switzerland. After February Revolution Vpered group merged with Interdistrict group (межрайонцы) and ceased an […]
And here we come to the final issue of On the Day’s Themes – no more issues appeared, most likely for the same reason as the cessation of many other publications, the start of the World War I later in the year. The last couple of lines in this issue indicate that more issues were […]
Third issue of On the Day’s Themes came out out in February 1913 and by the looks of it was primarily dedicated to sharing the views of Grigorii Aleksinskii who wrote a traditional ‘how things are at the Party’ report that ‘headlines’ the issue. Plus, he also presented his own version of what happened at […]
The second issue of Vpered‘s On the Day’s Themes came out only a couple of months after the initial pamphlet – note (again) the change from single ‘theme’ (in the case of the pamphlet, Lenin’s Prague Conference) to multiple ‘themes’ in the title – and it seemed to have been mostly driven by Manuilskii (aka […]
This publication is mentioned in short accounts of Vpered but I don’t know very much about its context other than what is found in it and the general circumstances of 1912. The main impetus for this publication, and that’s why it is called On the Day’s Theme, is the famous (or infamous) 1912 Prague Conference. […]
The final collection – final in this iteration (and this membership minus Pokrovskii) – came out in May of 1911. The editorial addresses the most recent events in Russia as exemplifying Vpered‘s constant insistence that the revolutionary situation in Russia has remained as vital as before, even if its intensity is not (yet) that of […]
After the initial Vpered collection appeared in July 1910 a considerable amount of time – seven months – has passed before the second collection saw the light of day. The delay was likely due to lack of funds.